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Conferences, Seminars and Workshops

Upcoming Professional Learning

 

Past Professional Learning

Upcoming Professional Learning

Upcoming LDA Conferences, Seminars and Workshops

Professor Maryanne Wolf in Sydney, Perth and Adelaide

From the Lab to the Classroom: New Directions in Dyslexia Research

Dr Wolf will describe some of the most transformative studies in neuroscience-based research on dyslexia to appear in the last two years. Three directions will be emphasized: implications of the reading brain for reading methods; the prediction and early diagnosis of dyslexia subtypes; and targeted intervention in dyslexia, highlighting the translation of findings into insights for the classroom.   

Sydney – THIS EVENT IS NOW FULLY BOOKED

Monday 14 August 2017, 9.00-12.45
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Perth – Saturday 19 August 2017, 9.00-3.00
Also with: Dr Lorraine Hammond, President of LDA Senior Lecturer and Researcher, School of Education Edith Cowan University, Ray Boyd and Jared Bussell and Jordan O’Sullivan 

What’s working in WA schools to prevent and support students at risk of literacy based learning difficulties? 
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Adelaide – Tuesday 22 August 2017, 9.00-3.00 THIS EVENT IS NOW FULLY BOOKED
Also with: Dr Lorraine Hammond, President of LDA Senior Lecturer and Researcher, School of Education Edith Cowan University

How to change teachers’ practice to better support students at risk of literacy based learning difficulties
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The Biennial 2017 joint Conference for Learning Difficulties hosted by SPELD LSTAQ (Learning Support Teachers' Association Queensland) and LDA  

INCLUSIVE DIRECTIONS FOR EDUCATION
Brisbane 16th-17th September 2017.

Featuring keynote presentations by :
Professor Suzanne Carrington - Developing inclusive and ethical school culture and
Professor Shelly Dole - Counting all children in: differentiating in the mathematics classroom.

To register please visit http://www.lstaq.asn.au/conferences/

 

Other Conferences and Research Seminars

This section provides a listing of non-LDA Conferences. Research Seminars and other professional learning opportunities of relevance to the area of learning difficulties. All external events are publicised at LDA's discretion, but LDA accepts no responsibility for their value or the evidence base of what may be promoted.

Pearson Academy Working Memory Conference 2017

The theme of this years' conference is Building Capacity to Learn with keynote speaker Maryanne Wolf – Why Working Memory is Critical to Learning.

In Sydney – Tuesday 15th August
In Perth - Thursday 17th August
Click here for details: http://www.pearsonacademy.com.au/conferences    

The Australian Dyslexia Course

Presented by Michelle Hutchison and Daryl Greaves this is a Professional Development Opportunity 

You will be empowered with a deep understanding of Specific Learning Disorders with a focus on Dyslexia. You will have a handle on all of the latest in international research.You will be equipped with practical approaches and teaching strategies. These reasonable adjustments and specific teaching techniques you will be able to use straight away!

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Macquarie University Reading Clinic regarding our professional development (PD) workshops for 2017. 

Workshops provide practical step-by-step guidance to clinicians, teachers, and volunteers on how to provide targeted research-based assessments and interventions for persons with reading and spelling difficulties that are easy to understand, and are delivered by experts in the field.  

How to make evidence-based decisions about treatment for poor readers:
Wednesday 9th August
https://openmq.com.au/course/CC002

Working memory and reading difficulties
Wednesday 9th August
https://openmq.com.au/course/CC003

 PLD Literacy and Learning

Schedules seminars across Australia as well as short online courses.
To register please go to  https://pld-literacy.org/seminars/

SPELD PD events

See individual state SPELD websites for information regarding relevant PD in the area of learning difficulties in each state.
For State SPELD contact details go to http://auspeld.org.au/state-associations

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Past Professional Learning

Past Professional Learning Events, 2017

 

LDA & SPELD Vic presented:

Navigating VCE with a Specific Learning Difficulty (SLD) 
With Kristin Anthian, on 31 May 2017 at Swinburne University, Hawthorn, Vic
This PD provided an overview to assist students with SLD, including dyslexia on how best to manage their journey through VCE

Dr Lorraine Hammond and Brooke Wardana - 16 May 2017 The Hills Grammar School, Sydney

Leaving Nothing to Chance: How Explicit Learning can prevent early literacy difficulties

This practical seminar for Prep-Year 2 teachers, literacy co-ordinators and administrators, will present and demonstrate how Explicit Instruction gives struggling students an academic advantage by not making assumptions about which skills and knowledge children may acquire on their own, the planning of instructional sequences, the challenges for schools, and how to deliver Explicit Instruction in the areas of reading, writing, and spelling.

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click here for Research Foundation and Reference list.

 

Professor Maryanne Wolf to present in September 2016

LDA is honoured to host Professor Maryanne Wolf in Australia, a unique opportunity for teachers, speech pathologists, psychologists, researchers and policy makers to hear such an acclaimed researcher who has significantly contributed to our understanding of the neurological underpinning of the reading brain and whose theoretical perspective has led to practical interventions which have assisted thousands of students who struggle with reading.

Professor Wolf will present on the following dates:
Brisbane Friday 2 September - This event is now closed.
Sydney Wednesday 7 September - This event is now closed.
Melbourne Friday 9 September  - This event is now closed 

Leaving Nothing to Chance - How Explicit Instruction can prevent early literacy difficulties.

This event is now closed.

Presented by Dr Lorraine Hammond and Brooke Wardana

Explicit Instruction gives struggling students an academic advantage when learning to read. This approach leaves nothing to chance and does not make assumptions about skills and knowledge that children will acquire on their own. In Australia, the National Inquiry into Teaching Literacy (2005) recommended the importance of systematic, direct and explicit phonics instruction so that children master the essential alphabetic code-breaking skills required for foundational reading proficiency. In Western Australia, Louden (2015) investigated high performing primary schools in socially disadvantaged suburbs and found that these schools taught synthetic phonics in the early years in an explicit, systematic and direct way. With many schools in Australia introducing an explicit approach to literacy, this practical seminar will outline the challenges for schools, what’s involved in planning instructional sequences and how to deliver Explicit Instruction in the areas of reading, writing and spelling in the early years.

 

Past Conferences, Seminars & Workshops

Past Professional Learning Events, 2017

Past Professional Learning Events. 2016

Past Professional Learning Events. 2015

Past Professional Learning Events, 2014

Past Professional Learning Events, 2013

Victorian Workshops 2012

Sir Jim Rose visit 2009

Past Conferences 1996-2008

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